The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld Obama's health care law in a confusing ruling that apparently indicates that it is constitutional as a tax, although the bill never refers to its fines and penalties within as taxes. It is therefore more important than ever to elect members to Congress who will repeal this tyrannical law. It is clear that no matter who wins the Presidency, whatever restraints the U.S. government once had are clearly gone, and Congress is the last line of defense for freedom.
This is historic, in that taxes have always been affiliated with an activity - income, consumption, or even dying. This is the first time we as Americans can be taxed just for existing. Can a breathing or air tax be far behind?
It should be noted that Alan Grayson, my opponent in the Florida Congressional District 9 election, was a bombastic booster of this law. Bellowing in the halls of Congress in September 2009, Grayson declared... "If you get sick, America , the Republican health care plan is this: die quickly!"
It was the worst sort of demagoguery; a willful ignorance of, and an absolute hatred for, individual freedom and liberty.
Alan Grayson and his progressive cronies claim the GOP has no solution to the manufactured "health care crisis" that the government created. While I can not speak for the entire GOP - I am just one conservative running for Congress - I can offer my overall plan. It is based on the limited government and free market philosophies espoused by the GOP.
1) Repeal Obamacare.
2) Remove the factors that caused this deadly health insurance "mutation" in the first place.
For years the health insurance industry has been using the government to insinuate itself into every aspect of health care. Insurance is only beneficial when it is a protection against catastrophe. Does Geico offer co-pay options at the gas pump? No. Health insurance must revert back to what it is supposed to be - by removal of government regulations that protect its new status as third-party health care middlemen.
3) Allow Cross-State competition.
When a species is forced to inbreed, deadly mutations result. The healthcare industry has been inbreeding in fifty states, all regulated by State insurance boards that, over time, have become infected by undue influence over those they would "regulate."
4) Allow the free market to reduce health care costs.
Who in their right mind would pay thousands of dollars a year to save a few hundred dollars? Would you? That's what you're doing if you're using health insurance to pay for every-day health care. You're simply insulated from the realization of your wasted money if your health insurance is "matched" or "paid for" by your employer. A free market system with healthy competition would quickly remove the confidence game that health insurance has become.
5) Tort Reform
Grayson is an attorney. Of course he - and his attorney friends in Congress - do not want tort reform. But we must reform the system to end frivolous lawsuits, which would reduce costs for doctors and the health care they provide.
6) Use Freedom.
Perhaps Grayson champions this tyranny out of compassion. Unfortunately, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Any solution to the health insurance "crisis" our country faces must be met with honorable means born out of freedom and individual liberty.
7) Reduce the Deficit
Obamacare is going to increase the deficit at a time when our debt is unsustainable. It also cuts Medicare by $500 billion without cutting costs. True healthcare reform should bring in free market principles and reduce healthcare costs across the board. Medicare is the entitlement that is threatening to break the bank, and now we will have another to shoulder. The only way to solve this is by reducing healthcare costs through freedom.
When I defeat Alan Grayson and go to Congress, I will work tirelessly to see that freedom is used as the primary means to achieve a noble end: broader and cheaper health care access for all.
Cross-Posted at BigGovernment.com